Carrie Pazdziora was born in a small southern town known for a baseball legend and 60-cent ice cream cones, the kind of town where the grass is always green but the blues are at your heels. At 18, she struck out on her own, on a gold rush to Nashville to study voice and songwriting. Since then, having roamed the world over, writing and singing from Chicago to Paris to Singapore, Carrie has finally tucked herself back into her native roots in the rich soil
and under the blue skies of North Carolina.
Based in Greensboro, where she works as a singer-songwriter, wine bar performer, studio vocalist, wedding singer, cocktail hour songstress, (basically, if there are people and food and good times, she is there...), she often finds herself at either end of her beloved state. But wherever she goes, mountains or river or sea, there she finds pieces of her folk-jazz-blues heritage, and there she sings.
Photography by Mary Stallings Harrell